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Junior eventers retain European title

Updated: Sunday, 17 Aug 2014 21:47 | Comments

Ireland's gold medallists on the podium at Bishop Burton
Ireland's gold medallists on the podium at Bishop Burton

Ireland successfully defended its Junior Eventing European Championship title at Bishop Burton in England today with a gold medal secured by the final clear show jumping round of Galway's Cathal Daniels on Rioghan Rua.

His fellow medal winners were Susie Berry with Carsonstown Athena (ISH), Nessa Briody with Tomboy and Lucy Latta with Cleo Ferro.

Daniels also took the individual silver medal.

After the team event, Daniels said: “It was all very tight at the top coming into today and all team members knew that we had to jump clear in order to take gold. 

“We’re all very good in the show jumping phase, with great horses, so that’s what we did.”

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